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DESIGN   AND   ANALYSIS   OF   A  CRYOGENIC PRESSURE VESSEL: Design and analysis of a static and standing pressure vessel, specifically for liquid methane
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The project is a research on liquid methane. It is stored in a standing and static pressure vessel specially calculated for cryogenic purposes. All the simulations have been done using the finite element method.  The  finite  element  method  (FEM)  or  finite  element  analysis  (FEA)  is  a  numerical technique to find approximate solutions for partial differential equations and it is used to simulate the strength of materials. FEM allows the user to visualize the distribution of stresses and displacements. There is a wide range of software to do FEM simulations, the software chosen for the project is Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0.  Pro-Engineer  is  a  CAD/CAM/CAE  software  developed  by  Parametric  Technology Corporation (PTC).  It provides solid modeling, assembly modeling and finite element analysis.  The  results  obtained  in  the  mechanical  analysis  executed  with  the  application  Pro-mechanica show that the designed container holds the loads applied and stands stable.  The thermal analysis of the insulation verifies that the amount of heat exchanged with the environment is on acceptable levels. Finally, to protect the integrity of the structure the proper paints have been selected.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Cryogenics, linear-elastic, finite element analysis, liquid methane, pressure vessel
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5339OAI: diva2:454504
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Mechanical Engineer
Available from: 2011-11-07 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2011-11-07Bibliographically approved

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